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Cultural production, social movements and virtuous spirals; Using cultural production to influence social transformation. An ethnographic case study of a transmedia and translocal experiment.

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "IMAGINACTIVISM" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NEWPORT ROAD 30-36
postcode: CF24 ODE

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 251˙857 €
 EC max contribution 251˙857 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-12-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CARDIFF UNIVERSITY UK (CARDIFF) coordinator 251˙857.00


 Project objective

In this action I will track the people and processes involved in adapting the novel The Fifth Sacred Thing as a transmedia phenomenon, whose stated goal is: “to help nurture and support the movements that are already growing to put our world on a path of peace, justice and ecological harmony”. I will focus on the producers’ intentions to “be faithful to the book’s artistic vision … but also … to the values of earth-care and social justice the book represents”. I will explore the ways that they work to “set new standards for environmental accountability in the film industry … bring resources into the inner city by networking with community organizations … put up a website with extensive resources and develop many ways that the people who are inspired by the vision can learn the skills they need to create it and connect with others who share it.” Together, the book’s artistic vision and the producers’ plans provide a rich case study in inventive approaches to creating, inclusive, innovative and secure societies. I will use this empirical case study to develop and test the concept of ‘imaginactivism’ as a way of thinking through the influences fictional or artistic cultural productions exert on social and political activism, and vice versa. I will pursue research skills training in new media research and production, as well as videoethnography, so that my research methods, dissemination, and public engagement mirror and extend the phenomenon I am investigating. This will enable me to meet the objectives of: producing articles and a monograph about the transmedia phenomenon of The Fifth Sacred Thing; articulating the methods to ground conceptual work on ‘imaginactivism’ through an empirical case study; disseminating the methods to academic audiences pursuing research on cultural production and social activism; disseminating a road map for linking cultural production and social and political action to cultural producers, activists and potential activist publics.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Joan Haran
“Imaginativismo: Explorações do Impulso Utópico dos Feminismos da Ficção Científica e do Ativismo do/a Leitor/a/Escritor/a”
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Trânsitos Utópicos 2019 2019-02-26
2019 Joan Haran
“California Dreaming: Utopian and Dystopian Calls to Action”.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Utopias sonhadas/distopias anunciadas: feminismo, gênero e cultura queer na literatura. 2019 2019-02-26
2020 Joan Haran
Imaginactivism: Science Fiction and Social Justice Projects.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Systems and Knowledge: Scholarship, Ecology and Mind in Science Fiction 2018-07-10
2019 Joan Haran
Bound in the Spiral Dance: Haraway, Starhawk and Writing Lives in Feminist Community
published pages: Not yet availabl, ISSN: 0898-9575, DOI:
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 34.3, Autumn 2019 2019-06-18
2017 Joan Haran
Instantiating Imaginactivism: Le Guin’s The Dispossessed as Inspiration
published pages: Online publicati, ISSN: 2325-0496, DOI: 10.13016/M2GT5FH08
Ada: a journal of gender, new media and technology 12, November 2017 2019-06-18

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